Viewing the Galaxy

Besides lots of intermittent working, cleaning and laundry, we managed to toss in some solid Memorial Day Weekend fun, complete with a 40+year first for both Hubby and myself.

First, let’s kick it off with some memes made in honor of both military and the Stroller Warriors meme launch this past week. They brought me a lot of joy, so I made a couple of my own with photos from our run on Saturday morning:

Run meme

The one on the left could also be something about when the honeymoon is over running with your spouse….you know before he made me push the stroller with 80lbs of live load…for half the mileage.  All jabs aside, I don’t mind, it’s a great upper body workout.

And the real highlight of the weekend was taking our new telescope, courtesy of the mega sell at Sports Authority, to our property last night. It would’ve been a perfect night to camp, unfortunately we couldn’t get motivated early enough to make that happen, but none the less….we did get some stellar viewing!

Grasshoppers

We worked on catching grasshoppers. Another childhood first for these two hooligans.

Being novice stargazers, we had no idea what a magical night it was going to be. Last night we viewed…..drumroll please…..Mars, Jupiter (rings visible) with its little moons on the side, AND Saturn! Absolutely amazing!! Something we’ve only seen in books or online, but never live.

B on the telescope

Mars

The bright spot is Mars.

Vance and I were super excited. Yes, we’re pretty nerdy sometimes. Did we notice that it was getting to 10pm in all our viewing excitement? No we did not, but right around that point the boys started to squabble something terrible and we loaded them into the car with threats of physical violence and headed on our way! Note to self, if we plan to stay out late, we must have an exit plan or maybe have the boys stay with the grandparents!

Also worth noting – my brother-in-law Rob, did us a solid on this holiday weekend and graded road to above mentioned property. It was in pretty ROUGH shape and we are so thankful! (Tractor & supervision by Papa John & Noni)